The Facts
NAME: Fancy Crab
IT'S: A red king crab restaurant in Marylebone

26-07-2017

OPENED: July 26th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The red king crab or Alaskan king crab grows to a leg span of 1.8 metres
ADDRESS: 92 Wigmore Street, W1U 3RD
CLOSEST TUBE: Bond Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily 12pm-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 0203 096 9484
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Fancy Crab

OPENED 144 DAYS AGO

Was Fancy Crab as fancy as we hoped? Read our full review here.

The clue is in the name here. Fancy Crab is a restaurant open in Marylebone serving red king crab, one of the fanciest crabs around.

It’s open on Wigmore Street and is full of crabby delights served in burgers, on ice, with sauces, in salads… yep, it’s all claws.

Fancy Crab Interior

The Spot:

The interior is fairly swanky in keeping with the luxury ingredients so there’s lots of blue leather, gold, and beautiful tiles. It’s shiny.

The Food:

It’s red king crab, every which way. This mighty beast is only caught wild, not farmed and is sought after for its plentiful, sweet meat. You can eat it grilled or cold on ice with dipping sauces but there are plenty of other ways to order it too.

Fancy Crab Burger

Have it fried in tempura, crab cakes, or crispy crab bites. Have it in a salad or soup for when you want your crab on the lighter side, or have it in a crabby classic like Singapore chilli crab.

Now, we don’t want to unnerve you but there are also some items on the menu that are NOT crab, like oysters, a steak, and a few token vegetables.

Singapore Chilli Crab at Fancy Crab

The Drinks:

There’s a nicely chosen, smallish wine list focusing on bottles with a bright fresh fruit character that will work very well with – wait for it – crab. Our favourites are the super crisp and fruity Pazo de Senorans Albarino and the Pinot Grigio rosé from super cool winery, Eden Road. As for the reds, we’re pretty stoked to see London Cru’s juicy and superbly drinkable Grenache.

Tempura Crab Claw

The Damage:

You’ve probably guessed that red king crab ain’t cheap, and a whole one will set you back no less than £89 PER KG. Happily, other dishes are a bit cheaper with a tempura crab claw £12 and that Singapore chilli crab £34.50. Ok, so it’s still expensive but these are at least very large crabs.

Fancy Crab

In a Nutshell:

We predict that if you like crab, you may well like this restaurant. This is also probably the ideal restaurant for when you need to show off to that very important client, providing you don’t mind spraying them with crab viscera while you thrash out the finer points of a deal.

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The Facts
NAME: Fancy Crab
IT'S: A red king crab restaurant in Marylebone

26-07-2017

OPENED: July 26th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The red king crab or Alaskan king crab grows to a leg span of 1.8 metres
ADDRESS: 92 Wigmore Street, W1U 3RD
CLOSEST TUBE: Bond Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily 12pm-11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 0203 096 9484
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram